Nick Nikopoulos was born in Toronto and raised in Bracebridge Ontario. After graduating from Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School, he attended the University of Toronto, where he earned a BA in History and Political Science. He then went on to study at the London School of Economics and Political Science where he earned a Master of Science (Econ). He has recently enrolled in the University of London to study Law.
Nick’s first assignment came during the 1997 Federal Election when he assisted Major General (ret’d) Lewis MacKenzie as the Election Chairman of the Research and Strategy Group. His interest in politics was further was shaped by his internship position with DFAIT as the Research Coordinator for the University of Toronto G-8 Research Group. In this role, he coordinated research strategies with consulates and embassies of the G8 countries in Canada and conducted extensive interviews. Nick then went on to increasingly senior roles in the public and private sector. As Chief Operating Officer for the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Nick took on the role of fundraising and promoting and enhancing the public profile of the CIIA. While working for two Ontario-based Management Consulting firms, Nick established excellent relationships with Fortune 500 companies across North America resulting in revenues of over $20 million. As Strategic fundraising Advisor to the Conservative Leadership Campaign of Tony Clement he participated in weekly strategy meetings and advised the campaign for purposes of strategic fundraising.
He recently founded a company called MEDIAgenda communications. He has had engagements with a number of North American companies and with the Athens 2004 Olympic Games working with the Consulate of Greece to Toronto.
Nick is a published political writer appearing in international publications. Nick has been active in Conservative campaigns at the provincial and federal levels. His hobbies include music, travel and writing.